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Health Hazard Alert – Certain tea products may contain Salmonella bacteria
Ottawa, February 24, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the tea products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Codes(s) on Product||UPC|
|Murchie’s||Lemon Drop Tea||25 tea bags (56 g)||Batch code 615125||0 67421 31025 5|
|Co-Op Gold||Organic Pomegranate White Tea||20 tea bags (40 g)||BBD: 2014JA26 and 2014MA26||0 57316 14280 1|
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.